CHICAGO Charter Steel is
planning an outage at its Cleveland manufacturing facility from
Nov. 16 to Dec. 3 to expand the mills electric-arc
furnace (EF) capacity, according to a letter to customers.
The Saukville, Wis.-based steel
bar, wire and wire products maker is aiming to boost the size
of each heat of steel produced to 95 tons from 77 tons,
according to the letter dated Sept. 24.
The expansion is scheduled to
take place along with other projects during the outage, Charter
said in the letter.
The company said that it did not
anticipate any impact on customers due to a plan it put in
place ahead of time to boost billet and coil inventories.
Chartera division of
Mequon, Wis.-based Charter Manufacturing Co. Inc.said
neither its shipping and processing facilities nor its
manufacturing plant in Saukville would be affected by the
outage in Cleveland.
The Cleveland special bar
quality (SBQ), rod and wire facility currently has an annual
production capacity of 650,000 tons, according to a 2012
Association for Iron and Steel Technology directory.